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Rumored Kindle Fire price cut heats up Microsoft’s secret Monday event

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Remember when Google announced all that new mapping work that they had been working on, about 8 minutes before Apple launched its new maps app, booting the search giant to the curb? Well, you can often smell what is coming next by the actions of competitors, on the eve of a...
Rumored Kindle Fire price cut heats up Microsoft’s secret Monday event

Motorola And Intel May (Officially) Reveal Medfield-Powered Smartphone On 9/18

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Motorola and Intel have been in cahoots since this past January, but so far their relationship hasn’t yielded any new gadgets to lust after. That should all change very shortly though, as the two companies have been busy sending out invitations to a big September 18 press event in London...
Motorola And Intel May (Officially) Reveal Medfield-Powered Smartphone On 9/18

Ignoring It Won't Make It Go Away

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Michael Arrington argues, over at TechCrunch, that the startup community should ignore the current administration's entreaties for feedback on tech policy, and instead shoo policy makers away and hope for this best. This advice is naive, misguided and short-sighted and if followed, will yield less opportunity and potential for startups...
Ignoring It Won't Make It Go Away

Visualized: First photo using ISS-mounted ISERV Pathfinder zooms in on Panama

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It's been a while since we last heard of the ISERV Pathfinder, an imaging instrument that consists of a camera, telescope and pointing system that was sent up to the International Space Station last July. Now it appears it's safely installed inside the Destiny module on the ISS and...
Visualized: First photo using ISS-mounted ISERV Pathfinder zooms in on Panama

TripAdvisor hits 75m reviews and opinions 12 years after launch, that's 5.7bn words

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Founded in 2000 at the height of the original dotcom boom, TripAdvisor has grown to become one of the world’s most recognizable online travel brands. And today it has announced that it has just sailed past 75 million travel reviews and opinions, up from 50 million last year. Earlier this...
TripAdvisor hits 75m reviews and opinions 12 years after launch, that's 5.7bn words

Shazam opens an Australian office as the music ID service targets TV ads across Asia-Pacific

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Music identification and tagging service Shazam has announced a new office in Australia as it looks to ramp up its efforts in the TV advertising space across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Shazam is one of the most well-known media discovery and tagging services, letting users identify the name of a...
Shazam opens an Australian office as the music ID service targets TV ads across Asia-Pacific

Springpad debuts embeddable notebooks for brands & publishers, launching with Glamour, TripAdvisor & more

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Springpad, the popular cross-platform notebook app, has announced a new embeddable notebook feature it hopes will see its service soar with brands and publishers. Just to recap, Springpad first launched back in 2008, and has been building a steady following since then, claiming more than 4 million users. We last...
Springpad debuts embeddable notebooks for brands & publishers, launching with Glamour, TripAdvisor & more

livejamie on I know it has been said before, but Al Jazeera English is one of the best news outlets out there. It's a shame most Americans think they're in cahoots with terrorists.

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livejamie on I know it has been said before, but Al Jazeera English is one of the best news outlets out there. It's a shame most Americans think they're in cahoots with terrorists.

Report: The CIA and Amazon are in cahoots over secret cloud

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Now here’s a story that will probably never get confirmed:  Federal Computer Week is reporting that the Central Intelligence Agency has contracted cloud kingpin Amazon Web Services to build a cloud for the super secret spy agency. The report, as you might expect, doesn’t name its sources, but contends that Amazon...
Report: The CIA and Amazon are in cahoots over secret cloud

Titanic 3D: Spotify launches its first advertiser page across Europe with 20th Century Fox

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Spotify is ramping up its revenue efforts by launching its first branded advertiser page across Europe, in cahoots with 20th Century Fox, to promote the release of Titanic 3D. Thus far, the music-streaming service has seemingly been banking on monetizing through subscriptions and advertising (on the free accounts), but with...
Titanic 3D: Spotify launches its first advertiser page across Europe with 20th Century Fox

Insurgents vs Incumbents

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The startup world is about insurgents. A person or a few people with an idea. And they drop everything and go for it. They are going up against the incumbents and that doesn't just mean the big companies that occupy the market position they want. That means all the people,...
Insurgents vs Incumbents

livejamie on I know it has been said before, but Al Jazeera English is one of the best news outlets out there. It's a shame most Americans think they're in cahoots with terrorists.

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livejamie on I know it has been said before, but Al Jazeera English is one of the best news outlets out there. It's a shame most Americans think they're in cahoots with terrorists.

Kiss Remixer: This app lets you download and remix songs from the UK's Kiss radio station

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Soniqplay has launched a new app in cahoots with Bauer Media-owned UK radio station Kiss, and the user-purchased downloads will count towards the official UK music charts. Available for iOS and BlackBerry, the new app is designed to engage music fans while simultaneously helping artists and labels monetise their digital...
Kiss Remixer: This app lets you download and remix songs from the UK's Kiss radio station

Obama is like Apple, Google and Facebook: a once hip brand tainted by Prism | Jonathan Freedland:

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The president and the web giants are disgraced by this scandal. But we made it possible - by becoming informants on ourselvesAmong the guests at the fabled Bilderberg meeting, held this weekend just outside London, are the top brass of Google, Amazon and Microsoft. How appropriate they should be there,...
Obama is like Apple, Google and Facebook: a once hip brand tainted by Prism | Jonathan Freedland:

Researchers out faux product review groups with a lot of math and some help from Google

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Ever consulted a crowdsourced review for a product or service before committing your hard-earned funds to the cause? Have you wondered how legit the opinions you read really are? Well, it seems that help is on the way to uncover paid opinion spamming and KIRF reviews. Researchers at the...
Researchers out faux product review groups with a lot of math and some help from Google

Facebook event invite alludes to something new on Android

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Facebook sent out invitations this evening inviting the media to see its "new home on Android” on April 4. The social networking giant has already announced several new features this year—most notably, Graph Search and a revamped News Feed—but it looks like this particular event will focus specifically on...
Facebook event invite alludes to something new on Android

New Super Mario Bros 2 - review

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3DS; £34.99; cert 3+; NintendoNintendo's 3DS didn't have the most comfortable start to life: it sold slowly until it was treated to a price-drop, and remains dogged by the perception that it lacks killer games, at least in comparison with its predecessors.Yet it can officially be acclaimed a success now,...
New Super Mario Bros 2 - review

Bookish adds an iOS e-reader app to its repertoire, giving access to your saved books on the move

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Launching almost two weeks ago to some fanfare, after almost two years in the making, Bookish promises to be the number one platform for bookworms to find their next good read. Bookish taps “patent-pending” technology to serve up a contextual and personalized reading experience, underpinned by a desire to help...
Bookish adds an iOS e-reader app to its repertoire, giving access to your saved books on the move

Apple says that it did not give the FBI any UDIDs, and that it's banning them anyway

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Apple has issued a statement to All things D that says it did not give the FBI any device IDs like the ones released by hackers earlier this week. The statement indicates that the FBI wasn’t in cahoots with Apple, nor the other way around. Apple also says that the...
Apple says that it did not give the FBI any UDIDs, and that it's banning them anyway

TshirtOS is web-connected, programmable, 100 percent cotton

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An LED display, camera, microphone, speaker and accelerometer all packaged into a t-shirt and controlled via your smartphone? That's the concept behind tshirtOS, a wearable platform for "self-expression" that currently only exists as a prototype. It can show off tweets, play music videos, capture belly-height photos and send them...
TshirtOS is web-connected, programmable, 100 percent cotton

RoomHunt taps Facebook to help you find roommates, launches in beta today starting with San Francisco

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We’ve already taken a look at some of the best apps for home and work from 2012, which helped surface the likes of Lovely, a, erm, lovely iOS app to help you find your dream apartment. Now with 2013 well underway, we’ve just gotten wind of RoomHunt, which is setting...
RoomHunt taps Facebook to help you find roommates, launches in beta today starting with San Francisco

US Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition

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Hugh Pickens writes "Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Deborah Blum has an article in Slate about the US government's mostly forgotten policy in the 1920s and 1930s of poisoning industrial alcohols manufactured in the US to scare people into giving up illicit drinking during Prohibition. Known as the 'chemist's war of...
US Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition
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Peter Gabriel's digital music rights company CueSongs concludes BMG deal, all the majors now on board

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Digital music licensing hub CueSongs has announced that it has concluded agreements with BMG Rights Management, meaning it now has deals in place with all the major music publishers for online licensing – EMI Music Publishing, SonyATV, Universal Music Publishing and Warner Chappell, in addition to the bigger independents such...
Peter Gabriel's digital music rights company CueSongs concludes BMG deal, all the majors now on board

Mozilla rumored to debut LG-made Boot to Gecko device at MWC

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Mozilla hasn't exactly been quiet about the fact that it has some big stuff to show off at Mobile World Congress. We've already gotten a peek at Boot to Gecko and it's announced it'll be joining the app market fray. But, what we haven't heard anything about just yet,...
Mozilla rumored to debut LG-made Boot to Gecko device at MWC

Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone

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Orange has announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is to be the first Android device to feature its Quick Tap contactless payment technology, in cahoots with Barclaycard. Just to recap, back in January, we reported that Everything Everywhere – the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile – was teaming...
Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone

The YouTube Decision: What it means and what happens next

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 Today’s appeals court ruling in YouTube v. Viacom is the biggest copyright decision of the year and already both sides are proclaiming victory. The case is about much more than the $1 billion that Viacom says it is owed for John Stewart and South Park clips that appeared on YouTube...
The YouTube Decision: What it means and what happens next

Amazon Web Services launches "petabyte-scale" Redshift data warehouse, with NASA, Netflix and others

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Amazon has announced that its cloud-based storage service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is rolling out a “limited preview” of Amazon Redshift in cahoots with a handful of big-name beta participants, including Flipboard, NASA/JPL, Netflix and Schumacher Group. Redshift is essentially a petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud, letting companies...
Amazon Web Services launches "petabyte-scale" Redshift data warehouse, with NASA, Netflix and others
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